Reports on Protest & Resistance
Greetings, Dear Friends—
Joy swept through our cell block, Jamesville County Jail, Pod 4, Thursday, January 28.
That evening some of the fifty-nine women in our Pod rushed up and knocked on my cell door. They reported the six o’clock news had shown twelve drone resisters handcuffed, sitting on a roadside curb, waiting to be taken into custody.
DeWitt, NY, Jan 19 Following a 1/2 hour press conference, Mary Anne Grady Flores, a mother, grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business, was sentenced to 6 months in jail, then handcuffed and taken from the courtroom to Jamesville Correctional Facility in East Syracuse.
Protesters across the U.S. and at U.S. embassies in London and Mexico City last week demanded the closure of the U.S. torture camp at Guantánamo Bay first set up by the Bush regime on January 11, 2002. The camp has operated seven years under Obama, as long as it did under Bush, though Obama promised in 2009 to close it within a year. Guantánamo forms part of a larger, global network of prisons set up by the United States after 9/11, an integral part of the limitless global “war on terror” necessary to spread the U.S. empire of capitalist-imperialist globalization exploiting billions worldwide.
Join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace and other N. California activists: 5 Years of Persistent Resistance to Drone Killing at Beale AFB:
10 Anti-drone Activists Facing Trial and Welcome Supporters!
After 5 years of persistent protests at Beale AFB, opposing drone killing and global militarization, and many dozens of arrests over the years with very few trials, the U.S. military & gov't are now preparing to prosecute, as they grow weary of our continued resistance. Next week, 10 defendants will bring the illegal drone program to Sacramento courts again and welcome supporters!
Activists with World Can’t Wait were among the thousands who shut down North Michigan Avenue, the elite shopping district of Chicago, for more than four hours on “Black Friday,” November 27, rocking the street with our demands for “Justice for Laquan” and an end to police murders.
This year October 22, 23, and 24 were days of resistance against police murder, brutality and terror in New York City as family members of people killed by police traveled from around the country to speak the names of their loved ones and demand justice for all those murdered by police, and an end to this terror once and for all. World Can't Wait was proud to represent at the marches and by supporting the movement in advance by raising more than $8,000 to cover family travel expenses.
If you DON'T get involved in the National Mobilization in New York City on October 24, 2015, you have, by default, chosen a side. I realize that you may not be able to pick up and get to New York, but there is something you CAN do. I was asked by a friend to host a small fundraising gathering at my apartment. The parameters for the event were simple. I would select friends and acquaintances who might or might not know about the upcoming event in NYC. The invitations were sent to only my selected quests.
The World Can't Wait-Hawai`i contingent in the 2015 Pride Parade wasn't our biggest ever, and our decorations weren't as "over the top" as some, but we got a tremendous response from the crowd lining Kalakaua Blvd as we passed. As we approached we could see people reading our lead banner:
At the Left Forum in New York City May 30-31, World Can't Wait will host a series of panels to explore the developing “war on terror” and our opposition against the crimes of our government. Please join us for the following events:
- Deep Into Drone Wars & Secret Ops:
What's the "War on Terror" Coming To?
- US Wars of Aggression & Islamic Jihad:
What is the Bigger Danger and How Should the Antiwar Movement Respond?
- “We Tortured Some Folks” But Don't Take it Too Seriously, Says US Government